Title: Calendar Girl: October
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher/Year: Waterhouse Press 8/3/15
Length: 120 pages
Series: Calendar Girl Series #10
Silicone, surgery, and Hollywood starlets.
The land of the stars was beckoning and I answered its call. Now that I was free, well, as free as anyone could be, I decided to pursue something for me. To grab life by the horns and ride that sucker until I found my place within it. That decision brought me back home to Malibu, California, where I awaited the beginning of this next phase in my journey.
The job? Create a segment surrounding Living Beautiful for celebrity doctor and daytime television guru, Dr. Hoffman. The man was known for his cunning wit, good looks, and no nonsense lifestyle. In a city that was filled with plastic Barbie dolls, and nothing you touched was real, I set out to find beauty. And in doing so, I found a lot more that, for me, for the man I loved, and for the rest of the nation.
In the tenth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is settled in her new home in Malibu, California. Now that her debt has been paid, and the threat from her ex is gone, she no longer has to live life as an escort. Only life has thrown her some new challenges to round out her year.
Well, this series is going in a different direction than we started, and while it’s not bad, part of me wishes that we would get to continue on the monthly journey that we saw before, since it was really quite interesting to see all the different men and scenarios that Mia got herself into. The good thing though, is that they ALL continue to intertwine and weave throughout the series – so there’s never someone that you’ll miss for long.
In this 10th installment, Mia is back ‘on the job’ but it’s not at all the type of job that she’s had before. she’s working on a segment to a talk show and it’s nice to see that she finally gets to do something that was in her realm of expertise before all this began.
While that’s going well, and presents a lot of interesting opportunities for Mia in California, there’s still the issue of what happened to Wes and Gina and the crew that they are coping with. or not as it seems in many cases. The two i mentioned have PTSD in a way that’s really hard to get on with their lives as normal, and it forces Mia to be stronger than she’s ever had to be, and while she’s happy to do it, it’s still a position that she shouldn’t have been put in.
The good thing for her though is that she’s been able to find an opportunity to bring Ginelle out to Cali so that she could have her rock, her best friend with her, and that’s exactly what she needs at this point in time. I can’t wait to see the shenanigans that they get into.
The nice thing that we continue to get from Ms Carlan though, is some really heated sex. I mean, it was clear from the very first moment that Mia and Wes have amazing chemistry, but the fact that we continue to see that evolve and get really steamy and heated each time they come together, well there’s something special there.
I’m kind of sad to see that the series and year are winding down, especially since i’m so fascinated by all of these characters and stories – and i hope that the closure that we get is fitting for the story itself. At least we’ve got 2 months left right? Have a good night all!